Nature, Survival, Lifecycles: Experience the incredible life of animals & their unique life stories; Drunk On Nectar aspires to become the most comprehensive nature experience ever made.
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Very Positive (50) - 80% of the 50 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Nov 16, 2016

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Greetings! As a single developer behind this game, your early involvement allows me to work closely with you to ensure that the final product is designed to fulfill your expectations. With so many animal species and lifecycles out there, the sheer number of gameplay systems required to fulfill DoN's vision makes for a very challenging development and QA process, especially as a single developer. Early Access greatly alleviates this difficulty by allowing me to harness community feedback while the game is still being built.

By purchasing the game early, you will also be supporting the development of what is potentially the first full-fledged nature game ever made.

With ❤,
Venugopalan Sreedharan”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Q4-2019 is the expected timeframe. The game will certianly continue to receive content updates well past its release, to ensure the inclusion of as many animal and plant species as possible!”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Creature lifecycles including growth, metamorphosis, mating & reproduction for the game's existing species (invertebrates) will be the main focus of DoN's EA journey. Multiplayer/Co-op support is also planned.

Inclusion of new content such as more species of animals/plants/biomes/scenario-editor may happen, but is by no means considered a core part of the EA development cycle itself, but a process that may extend well beyond EA and into the full release.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current game is fully playable with multiple game modes and species for players to explore along with procedurally generated levels, sandbox mode, etc. However, replay value of the current version will vary from player to player as not all features have been built yet, so please keep that in mind before purchase.

The main game mode ("The Life Of Animals") is currently a simplified version of the game's vision, current gameplay is simple. After lifecycles for all existing creatures has been built, gameplay for this mode will be enhanced further.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Eventually as more content is added to the game the price is expected to be adjusted accordingly.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“DoN's genre (the natural world) has seldom been explored in gaming before meaning we're practically building a new genre together while defining the standards for gameplay in this genre. Community feedback will be crucial in ensuring that natural world phenomena depicted in the game translates into gameplay that is both sensible and fun at the same time.

The community is also welcome to suggest their favorite species of animals and plants for inclusion in the game although this will be a long-term process because of the enormous amount of time taken to fully realize a species and not every species will make it into the game.”
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March 19

"Life As Prey" - Grasshopper Lifecycles Announced!

Living as a swarm!

Grasshopper Lifecycles Announced:
Experience the Grasshopper's complete lifecycle in Drunk On Nectar's next update!

As the first "Prey Lifecycle" in the game, you will be donning the role of a tiny first instar Grasshopper freshly emerged from its egg!

Life begins rather placidly, but prepare to be hounded by predators (who're also tiny like you!) looking to grow and sustain their own lifecycles, albeit by feeding on you!

Exploring Life Dynamics: Prey v/s Predator Lifecycles!
Get ready to explore the dynamics between your Grasshopper swarm and a growing family of Jumping Spiders who're also growing and moulting along with you, as you and your humble swarm look to survive the onslaught while growing bigger onto adulthood.

Defend yourself with mighty kicks from your spiked hindlegs! As you grow bigger and eventually, as an adult, soar into the skies...where the freedom of flight and mating opportunities is indeed your ultimate prize!

Watch out, my little predator friend!

Nested size dynamics - So many possibilities! :)

Looking Ahead
The Grasshopper Lifecycles update marks the beginning of the effort to wrap up lifecycles for the entire roster so that the game can move on to new content and explore things like new biomes, etc.

For those wondering why things were quiet of late, I was preoccupied with work outside game dev that needed ongoing attention and am now transitioning back with the Grasshopper update :)

Let's trumpet this exciting Grasshopper Lifecycles announcement with some more teaser pics!

Exploring for food

Landscape POV

Safe under a leaf (hopefully!)

A walk in the glades

With ❤,
Venugopalan Sreedharan
(Developer of Drunk On Nectar)

PS: Thanks to the game's earnest players and ardent fans for all your feedback mail and messages. Your patronage is very deeply appreciated! :)
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January 19

Act 3 - Mating & Reproduction Released!

Play Act 3 Now!

Experience the joy of Mating as Butterflies!

Featuring unique Butterfly "Mating Rituals", Female "Egg Laying", Male "Challenge Levels" and more, be sure to play as both genders when you try out this Act 3 update!

Multiple Generations
Multiple generations can now be experienced, ad infinitum!

Watch population levels explode across generations as you and your butterfly companions lay large clutches of eggs, each generation :)

Release Video

The Ovipositor: Lay Eggs with millimeter precision. Total Control!

Flirt, Race and Conquer the skies!

Start your game as a female butterfly, Mate, Lay eggs, but then continue into the next generation as a male butterfly! Or you may do the opposite...

Either way, be sure to play both genders because male and female have drastically different gameplay. Male butterflies feature 5 mating challenge levels for you to master.

Can you complete the "Butterfly King" challenge? :)

Combining Fun, Education & Relaxation!
Whether you're in it for the blazing high-speed mating races or to learn about "Spermatophore transfer" or to simply relax, this update has it all!

It is also well worth covering if you have a youtube channel as arguably nothing like will have been seen by your audience before :)

Mating Monarch Butterflies

Caterpillars now spawn on the underside of leaves... Enjoy the view! :)

Anatomy Mode is expected to add both gameplay and educational value!

Butterfly Ecstasy

For Happiness
Ultimately, this is a pure joy and happiness update. Donning the role of butterflies and experiencing their mating is a very happy and uplifting experience. Your mind needs beautiful and positive images of nature just as surely as your body needs nutritious food! I hope that this update will provide players young and old alike, with something soothing for your eyes :)

This particular update carries a certain depth and value beyond its visual and gameplay components, so players are highly encouraged to stay among the butterflies, for as long as you like!

Multiplayer would be an ideal addition to this update too, so hopefully that can be prioritized for development at a later point in time.

Sending Feedback
Apart from the comments below and the forums, you can also use the in-game feedback dashboard or even write to the official support mail.

Should technical annoyances like bugs, camera, controls, etc get in the way of your enjoyment, please do let me know! I certainly do not want your experience of this update to be diluted by any of those factors.

Stay tuned!
The game's next milestone will be revealed after your experiences and feedback for this update have been studied, enjoyed and processed!

There's a lot of territory to be covered in 2019 though, I'll say that much! :D

With ❤,
Venugopalan Sreedharan
(Developer of Drunk On Nectar)
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About This Game

Drunk On Nectar is a Nature Simulation game about animals, plants and ecology. Play as animals, simulate ecosystems in sandbox mode and a lot more.

DoN aims to provide the most comprehensive nature experience gaming has ever seen. To this end, the game has been built at invertebrate-scale (a 0.1 mm accurate micro world) for an unprecedented level of detail. Plants in DoN are not flat props but living, growing entities that flower, pollinate and propagate across seasons like real plants. Finally, each species has unique gameplay depending on its morphology.

The current release features 11 invertebrate species:
  • Monarch Butterfly (will full lifecycle from Caterpillar to adult!)
  • Jumping Spider (Phidippus Regius, with Lifecycle upto Third Instar)
  • Parasitic Wasp (Blue Mud Dauber with egg laying, nesting gameplay)
  • Japanese Tiger Beetle
  • Grasshopper
  • The Ladybug Beetle
  • Dragonfly (Common Hawker)
  • Ants & Mealybugs (mutualism)
  • Butterfly (Viceroy)
  • Bee (Solitary).

Plants are first-class citizens in DoN and expected to play an increasingly important role over time.

Additional species of animals, plants and ecological phenomena are planned for addition once the game's EA goals (read above) have been met. You are welcome to vote for a creature or plant you're excited about for addition in the community forums!

External Links
Follow DoN on Twitter!
Catch the latest news on the Official Youtube channel
Visit DoN's IndieDB page
Drunk On Nectar's Facebook page.

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: 3 Ghz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
    • Memory: 8000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Dedicated Graphics Card with 2 GB VRAM, min DirectX10 necessary.
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 10000 MB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu or equivalent distro
    • Processor: 3 Ghz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
    • Memory: 8000 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGL 3 compatible GPU with 2 GB VRAM
    • Storage: 10000 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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